Drawing of Kia Leaning on a Stool

I don't mention model's name most of the time. However, as I look at these drawings, I realize that I recognize the models. So I'll try to mention them from now on if that's the case. I'm actually surprised, I recognize them as I never aim for likeness with these drawings. Rather, I try to … Continue reading Drawing of Kia Leaning on a Stool

Female Figure Sitting in the Chair

Here's another sanguine drawing of a female figure. This time, she's sitting in a chair. I like the upward direction the pose is giving to the drawing, but I'm not entirely happy with the chair perspective. Still, it's a good practice drawing and I think I captured the gesture of the pose well. I used … Continue reading Female Figure Sitting in the Chair

Sanguine Drawing of Sitting Female Figure

All of the previous gesture drawings I posted were done with charcoal. But here's a sanguine drawing! Most of the time, I use willow or vine charcoal for gesture drawing. Occasionally, I use sanguine such as Pipo's chalk or Conte. It is a less forgiving material, but I do like the look and it allows … Continue reading Sanguine Drawing of Sitting Female Figure

Standing Female Figure Looking to the Left, Drawing

I drew this gesture from live model in 2019. I used charcoal on light-gray paper. Depicted here is a standing female figure from the front. She's looking to the left with her arms behind. She's leaning on her right leg, which throws her hip to the side. I like the overall gesture of this pose.

Leaning Female Figure Front, Charcoal Drawing

This is a gesture drawing of a female figure from the front leaning on a stool. I drew it 2019 from life model. It was probably a 20-minute pose as back then I didn't have the habit of signing every drawing, and can't be 100% sure. Looking at this drawing now, I see a lot … Continue reading Leaning Female Figure Front, Charcoal Drawing

Portrait Drawing Workshop 2018

I've been an artist my entire life, but I have never seriously considered drawing or painting people. I did try several times when I was in school, but I would not call those artworks a serious portrait. Ever since I learned about the Society of Figurative Arts, I have been challenging myself with more serious … Continue reading Portrait Drawing Workshop 2018

Plumeria – Botanical Copic Drawing

When I visited Sydney, Australia for the first time, I was mesmerized with plumeria flowers and decided to make a drawing of them. I never saw this tree bloom before, and its leaves looked familiar. Apparently, it's just a look-a-like, but a completely different tree. It's interesting how completely different things might look similar in … Continue reading Plumeria – Botanical Copic Drawing

Reclining figure, charcoal drawing

This piece took me about 30 minutes, and I wish I had done it on a better paper. I used rough newsprint, and it's not the best paper for longer poses. Still, I'm fairly satisfied with the results, especially considering that I didn't get the best vantage point for this pose.